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After losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air raid, bomber pilot Forrester becomes a solitary killing machine, who doesn't care whether he dies. The reckless Canadian pilot is both admired and ... See full summary »
A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »
Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting ... See full summary »
At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatisfied wife and eased... See full summary »
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
O.K. there isn't really a plot as such but the film revolves around a French perfume by the name of boum. What we do get is the chance to see some of the all time great stars of France. Charles Trenet appears and sings two of his hits from the period. It is great to see Trenet at his prime and it helps one see why his career extended over six decades. Lucienne Delyle makes an all to brief appearance. Delyle was to die a few years later from leukemia. Edith Piaf, Annie Cordy, Juliette Greco all make appearances along with Gary Cooper and Gregory Peck, although quite why they were included is beyond me. A great platform for French stars of the 50s!
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